The Experience

Whether you’re looking to indulge, energise, explore, relax or reflect, the Great Ocean Ecolodge will provide the perfect escape. Guests live sustainably and are offered an immersive nature experience. This includes the opportunity to:

Exploring the grounds of the Conservation Ecology Centre

– accompany dedicated ecologists

– observe the exquisite wildlife ranging freely through the property

– assist with the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife

– participate in ecological monitoring and habitat restoration projects

– enjoy the Koala Conservation Experience or the Tiger Quoll Conservation Experience, or

– make the Ecolodge your base while embarking on the Great Ocean Walk.


The Ecolodge is perfectly located, adjoining the Great Otway National Park and within the grounds of a conservation research and wildlife rehabilitation centre. It has beautiful facilities and only five bedrooms, so your visit will be unique and personal, particularly if you choose to book the whole Ecolodge exclusively.

From every window the views over the Otway Ranges, Kitchen Gardens or kangaroo meadows are breathtaking and the dawn chorus is magical. Dining is a special experience, watching the kangaroos while enjoying gourmet delights created by our talented chefs.  We have compiled some very special packages to make booking your perfect experience quick and easy.

Ecolodge Experience

The Ecolodge Experience includes afternoon tea on arrival, a guided dusk walk and continental breakfast.  You will see wildlife, enjoy sustainable living and have plenty of opportunity to chat with the Conservation Ecology Centre team about the various projects.  Evening meals and picnic lunches are available at additional charge.

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Conservation Experiences

If you are interested in getting more closely involved with conservation activities have a look at our Conservation Experience packages to join the conservation team in protecting Koalas and Tiger Quolls.


A Day at Cape Otway

Visit our News section to read about what a typical day with us entails.